Where Are They Now? Kids From a Few of Our Favorite Black TV Shows
The Bernie Mac Show
Not going to lie, I couldn’t stand the character of Vanessa on this show. She was very combative and was the definition of a know-it-all, but in real life, the now 22-year-old Winbush seems to be a pleasant young lady, on top of being very pretty! Since the show ended, I’ve seen her more on red carpets than I have on TV, but she’s getting some good roles. She had a recurring role on the show “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” as Lauren Treacy, and has guest starred on shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Criminal Minds.” She also just finished a movie called The Monogamy Experiment.
HA! I loved the very geeky and overdramatic character of Jordan on “The Bernie Mac Show.” If he wasn’t reaching for his inhaler, he was getting into trouble at his Catholic school or talking like he had a wad of tissue stuck up his nasal passage. But Suarez is a long way away from that frail and funny character. The 21-year-old has been getting back to acting after picking up a few roles here and there over the years. He was the voice of Koda in the movie Brother Bear 2, was in a movie called Extreme Movie, just finished filming a movie called Chrysalis, and is currently working on a movie called Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie. These kids are growing up fast I tell ya!
Dee Dee Davis
Little Miss Dee Dee Davis used to be one of the cutest little kids on TV with her toothless self! As Bryanna, aka, “Baby Girl,” Davis was another little TV star who grew up right in front of our eyes. Things going on with her character weren’t that big, aside from her character trying to have a relationship with her father. But since the show, being that she’s only 16, we’re assuming Davis slowed down to focus on school, because she did a guest role on “ER” and appeared on “Larry King Live” to comment after Bernie Mac passed, but that’s about it. But I’m not mad at that. Get that education Dee Dee!